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because the tech as rangers -- texas rangers is leading 5-1 in the fourth inning. they score 6 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks on a costly texas rangers error. rookie fly ball on center field. josh hamilton simply drops it. that simply ended the inning. go ahead and insurance run scores. five relievers come shut down the relievers. relievers gets the final out. cocoa crisp gets the final out. that is their sixth straight win, to win the division, the 15th west division title for the oakland a's. >> from day one, it's installed in us. they never give up, try to come back. when you get down after a big inning like that, in a situation like this, there's no time to hang your head. guys came out. we got in the dugout and we're ready to go. >> in a position to having to fight for our careers and having to fight for our livelihood. to stay up here and put a bunch of guys in the clubhouse, that's the survivor mentality, played ever in a game. that's what we do every single game. >> why am emotional in a baseball game. >> the effort that went into this at every level is so -- >> wow. and in fact, luke t
's forecast in 90 seconds. but first ktvu's matt keller join us live from ellam rock park where park rangers are taking extra precautions tonight, mark. >> reporter: these signs behind me will be out again tomorrow telling the public that alum rock park is closed due to extreme fire danger. near triple digit temperatures could not stop francis tuddle for practicing for his high school team. but the sign near alum rock park did. >> reporter: now where where are you going to run? >> another loop, something extra. >> reporter: we salk hikers, cyclists and drivers turn around forcing plans to be changed. >> maybe take a walk later on just down the street after it cools down a little bit. >> reporter: rangers closed the park today because of the high fire danger. when temperatures hit 99 degrees they decided closing it tomorrow would be a good idea as well. >> there is fuel down here, if you add hot temperatures and if the wind can i bees up who knows what could happen. >> reporter: firefighters say some of the bay area's most devastating fires happened in october. and the people living in and ab
rangers again in a game drawing thousands of people to the oakland colosseum. why it could mean a big celebration for the team and the fans. good afternoon. i'm tori'm campbell. the entire regular season comes down to the final game for the oakland a's. right now they are tied for the texas rangers for the lead in the american league west and happening now ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savage is live at the colosseum where the two teams face off for a win or take all game and the crowds must be so excited alex? >> reporter: they certainly are. the colosseum will be a loud place. half hour until the first pitch and this game as you can see over here on the ticket kiosk it is officially sold out. there's a playoff-like atmosphere out here as the a's take on the texas rangers with a division title on the line. >> [applause] >> fired up a's fans filed into the colosseum this morning, confident in their teams chances today. >> we aren't worried. >> we're going to win. we are going all the way. >> on the field the a's players are staying loose knowing they can cap off an improbable season en
. if they can win they will be division champs and you can bet, a's are taking on the rangers for a very meaningful final game of the season. that was the strike out that sealed the deal last night. the a's beat the rangers and that put them in a tie for first place in the al west. they have not even had a share of first place up until now and of course the team is red hot while the rangers are struggling and last night gerard belmont also known jonny gomes was asked about the critical game. >> i am not going to lie to you, we have rallied around each other and we have checked another one off the list and that's a big celebration after a win last night. >> fans at box offices will be buying tickets and if they win today they go straight to the division series this weekend if they lose they will play a do or die game against the baltimore orioles or the yankees. you can expect the coliseum will be packed for the season finale and again first pitch 12:45, ktvu channel ktvu channel 2 morning news. alex savage. >>> if you have some photos you would like us to see, send them. we might just p
, they are going back to the playoffs after beating the rangers last night 4-3. [ cheers ] >> belfour struck out all three batters. the team then started to celebrate. so at the very least, they live offed one of two wild card spots. the teams celebrated and reddick gave melvin the classic pie in the face. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. champagne and beer were flowing. as outfielder coco crisp, played a big role and scored the winning run. >> you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this. but they have better mentalities and have the useful spark. >> the magic may not be over. they have two games left against the rangers tonight and tomorrow afternoon. if they win both, they will be western division champions, but if not, they still get that wild card spot. >>> good afternoon to you. another warm-to-hot day across the region. we got sunshine outside the doors. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. and giving you a live look there. a little bit of haze. we have the offshore breeze. it doesn't look like the cooldown will get here in time to offset today's he
... >> the a's preceded the texas rangers and they clinched one of two american league wildcard spots. they now have playoff shirts and hats and now a pie in the face. as you can see the celebration continued into the clubhouse and the champagne and beer was flowing and there has was also some dancing going on. if they win tomorrow, they still get that wildcard spot. i didn't expect to be door here so we are really excited. >> tdoes it feel like you thought it would? >> well, way better but this is what you work your whole life for. >> now, you can send your photos to us at www.ktvu.com and you can share them on twitter, it is always fun to with the pie in the face? >> you have to do the pie in the face, you have to sneak up on them, they have to be in the middle of something else... >> well, they do it all the time and they like it too. >> it is kind of funny. congratulations to the oakland a's. you know, most of us have to go to work and have to get to the bay bridge but if you are driving any time soon, it is just a little bit of a crowd and if you can get going soon you might avoid the busi
's, a good dozen games out of first place in midsummer. they hunted down the texas rangers. i'm telling ya, what a day it was here at the ballpark! the oakland coliseum, alive and well for a critical wednesday night. >> i'm very nervous. >> i am so excited! >> i'm going crazy! >> yeah! >> reporter: a wild and wacky crowd painted the ballpark with green and gold. >> baby! >> you know what, this is just icing on the cake. >> reporter: and they will keep the lead all the way through the last out. just like that, the oakland a's are your 2012 al west division champs. >> i feel great. been here since opening day in 1967, i guess, been to '72, '73, '74. >> great. amazing. >> i want to cry! i want to cry! unbelievable! awesome! >> you know what? go a's! >> woo! >> it's incredible! incredible! >> reporter: the incredible team indeed. a's fans still celebrating here outside the coliseum. not many people across the country knew about the a's. america sure knows them now, as your oakland a's are the al west champs in 2012. live outside the coliseum, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> just as recent
of the 9th as they defeated the texas rangers and the win means at the very least they have clenched one with of the wildcard spots. they celebrated and josh roddick gave him a pie in the face. >>> as you can see the celebration moved into the clubhouse where beer was flowing. cocoa crisp played in the down willing and scoring the event winning run. >> you know you wouldn't think all these rookies have something perfect than this. they have two games and if they win both they will be western vision champions. if not they will have the same spot. >>> last year the a's and giants were out of it and now they are in it and a lot of baseball fans are a happy. as you get to out mcarthur maze, there are no major problems, westbound bridge looks good and this is the only time when the bay bridge will be empty so you may want to take advantage. the morning commute looks good northbound 280 getting to highway 17, that traffic is off to a decent start. it is 4:36 let's go to steve. >>> cassie jean, that is over in grenada. she says, where is my son, where is my son, then she tweets me please turn u
remains. >>> this is far from over. >> last night they beat the texas rangers 3-1, now on to the final day and if they can knock out texas, the a's will enter the western league division >> they trailed by 13 games. despite wanting to move to the south bay, they will stay in oakland until 2018. they are negotiating a five- year lease extension and the team does not want to pay a penalty for leaving early and it would take years to build one. how is it looking so far, sal. >> it looks good, so far so good, you mentioned the a's game, we will be reminding people of that. these games have been well attended and why not, if you want to get there, take part and if you are driving near the coliseum just remember there will be a lot of people leaving the coliseum. let's move along and look at interstate 880 as you move to the mcarthur maze, that traffic is moving well as you head out to the mcarthur maze. no problems getting into san francisco, again san francisco has been very crowded these days and we have oracle open world and just a lot of events coming up no doubt you heard about that, this
spot wi win tonight against the rangers and ktvu's fred inglis is live, it is possible the a's could win the division? >> reporter: absolutely all they have to do is sweep the texas rangers in the next three days. easier said than done but they coulclch a wildrd spot tonight, even if they lose and tampa bay and the angels lose well. they hope to get their 6th sell out of the year. th are here to buy tickets 4 s e re game tand some fans say this year's team re nds them of the 1970s. >> big red machine. what happened? joe, he grew up in oakland. got the work cut out r them. next thing you know -- >> reporter: what do you think of? >> fighters. young fighters. they are going to go all the way. they are hungry for the win. >> we dominate when everyone wrote us off. impressive. a team full of no one and nothing and here we are pushing for the division. >> reporter: a's also expect merchandise sales will go up. i have been told by officials but both club houses are prepared for a champagne showers. if texas wins they will clinch the division. worth celebrating. the a's if tampa bay and the
spots in the american league west. with that the oakland a's beat the texas rangers and they had their hats on and there was plenty of champagne to celebrate and the party moved into the clubhouse. last night's game was not a sellout but the as gave some of the crowds some sad advice. >> this is our place, we are loving it. it feels great, this is something we did together all year and we have come together and we have a lot of great memories this year and we are not done. >> now for the fans and the team it's on to the next step. they have a game tonight and tomorrow and if they win both games they will be western division champions. live in oakland. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time to go to sal. you can give some advice when you see them, sal. >> i don't think they need any advice, but it just does to see you, those guys are baling. >> they are, they are. >> traffic is moving a long very well. it is a nice looking drive with no imagine problems -- major problems getting into san francisco and we will show you the traffic coming into the city moving along well
over. it is done. they get a 2-2 split with ron washington and the rangers. five run first inning for texas. michael jung big hit. two run -- michael young, big hit. two runs. same inning, right center, gone. two run shot. road trip, they were 4-6 in the 10 games but the angels lost as well and they are still 2 up for the second spot and the voting complete. this might be our best high school game of the week tomorrow yet. battling of titans. sarah 3-0. such a big game. they play at foothill college tomorrow. we will feature it tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. that is the sporting life for an early thursday evening. stanford in progress right now on the football field. >> all right. >> highlights at 10:00 p.m. >> never seen that giants tradition. >> oh, yeah. >> thank you. >>> the shark tank, at 10:00 p.m., the impact in the bay area now that the national hockey league canceled games. and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. vision is that everybody you see on television is doing something better than what you're doing. ever see anybody on tv sliding off the sofa with potato chip crum
at it here since september. all hands on deck. >> reporter: the rangers and the a's are 8-8 against each other this year. parker, the rookie, looking for his fourth straight win tonight. >> all right. thank you, fred. time to get on www.ktvu.com and vote for our high school game of the week, which we will feature on friday. and get www.ktvu.com, do it up right. >> thank you. >>> and coming up tonight at 10:00 p.m., we will follow the fire that already burned two houses. >> and we have a crew on the way and we will bring you the latest tonight at 10:00 p.m. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. -those other store cards... -...preferred shopper... ...club...things... ...kept sending me coupons for cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get something extra rewards... ...for the way i shop... for buying the things i like. instant offers, points balance, right here on my smart phone. [ frank ] join today at raley's dotcom, or at your store. ...it reward
we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentality and they have this useful spark. >> yeah. the as have two games left, tonight and tomorrow afternoon. the now -- they are now one game behind texas. if they win both against the rangers the as will be the western division champs. the as still get that wild card spot. >> that's very excite sighting. very good news. >>> 7:11. nurses on strike. there could be a walkout and what it means for urgent care. >>
, they will be the champs. you can get the coliseum will be rocking today. the as taking on the rangers in a crucial series. >> strike three called! [ cheers ] >> reporter: last night, the as beat the rangers 3-1 and that put them in the tie for the rest. they've now erased what's been a 13-game deficit. if the as win today, they would go straight to the series. that begins this weekend. as the as are making this incredible push to the playoffs, they are more reason to celebrate. it looks like the team will be staying put in oakland for at least the next five years. they won't be moving to the south bay, it doesn't look like, until 2018. that's because the coliseum authority recently handed the as, a five-year extension and lew wolff is apparently very interested in reaching an agreement to keep them here for the foreseeable future. some folks say winning will go a long way to keep the team here. >> people support the team and they love the team. we've been told they don't want to stay. but today, it's exciting, the fans will be out. the buzz around the bay is exciting. >> reporter: yesterday at the colise
championship. at one time the as trailed the rangers by 13 games and yesterday was the only day all season they had soul possession of first place. >> the thing we preachd from day one, you know it is installed inside of us, so they never give up. >> this will betheas first playoff appearance since 2006. >>> the as will now play the american league central division champions, the detroit tigers the first two games played there, the first game saturday at 3:00 p.m., game two is sunday. the teams will then head to oakland for game three on tuesday. >>> now across the bay the giants, who clinched weeks ago are also gearing up for post- season play this weekend and catcher buster posey has another reason to celebrate, he won the batting title with a 336 average, the first national league catcher to win the crown in 70 years. experts also expect posey to win most valuable player after he was outnearly all of last season with a serious injury. >>> the giants will go up against the cincinnati reds and the former manager dusty baker. game one is saturday night at 6:30 at at&t park, game 2 also the
the last three games of the regular season against the texas rangers. they will meet tonight at the coliseum. right now the as are two games dehind the rangers in their division if the as sweep texas, they win the west. if they don't sweep, oakland still has a shot at one of the two american league wild card spots. the giants have punched their postseason a lodge time ago. but they still don't know if they will play washington or cincinnati a bay area church doing its part to keep the homeless program up and -- cincinnati. >>> a bay area church is do its part to keep the homeless program up and running. one of the founders is retiring. however, st. paul's episcopal church is voting whether to take over the operations of that program. >>> a church in antioch will pay special tribute to polices and firefighters tomorrow. it's called a blue mass. they will be honoring first responders from all around eastern contra costa county. it begins at 10:30 a.m. at st. ignatius of antioch catholic. there will be a tribute to kenyan, the officer killed. it will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow mo
walk off win for the a's this year with the 7-4 win the a's trail the rangers by 2- 1/2 games in the west. oakland's number to beat three. players can probably smell the finish line but know they can't take their foot off the gas. >> there's the emotional part but i think once you get out there in the game, obviously if you're not 100% focused you start to realize you're getting beat a lot. teams get beat. >> that's not what we focus on. we focus on playing one game at a time. every game out there is the biggest game of the year. >> that's what's great about baseball. any time you're in the line up, any time you're on the mound you have a chance to make a name for yourself. and it's all about going out there every day and
the texas rangers. if he can 0 land sweeps texas they win -- -- if the o's sweep texas, they win and what they don't know is who they will be playing it could be washington or cincinnati. >>> it is called blue mass and they will honor first responders from around east contra costa. an election will be held at the catholic church starting at 10:30 a.m. and kenyon was shot and killed in alamo. >>> time now 6:15, you will have fewer options and the ferry is getting rid of their two weekday trips in marin county in san francisco. the larkspur -- larkspur ferry will be around and no changes to the holiday schedule or any of the cielito schedules. >>> how is traffic, sal? >>> it should be a nice drive and let's look at highway 24 westbound. it is a nice drive coming up to the willow pass grade with no major issues. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, it has been a nice drive with no major issues and if you are driving, traffic should be good for you coming out to the mcarthur maze. here is a look at highway 4, getting out to the east shore freeway it looks good from vallejo to pano
's still have a shot to win the division if they can beat the texas rangers tonight and tomorrow. either way, fans say this season sends the message that the a's can thrive here in oak ran -- oakland. when the a's clenched the play off, new mom jenesa was in the stands. and she says she only missed one game, when she gave birth to her daughter. >> keep them in oakland, the fans love them here. >> the fact that they are doing better this year, there's more interest, more excitement. it's pushed the stadium issue to the front of the agenda. >> reporter: season ticket owner chris is one of many pushing for the new stadium. >> i didn't expect to be here this year. next year i did expect it but not this year. >> reporter: on stub hub.com we found play off bleacher seats for as little as 39 bucks. a similar seat was closer to 130 or more in san francisco. but a's fans say they are used to being the underdogs in more ways than not. >> we sweep the yankees four games and they say what's the matter with the yankees they don't say what's up with this oakland team. >> you still can't get any respec
they will loud later on today. this win last night put the red hot a's in position and they beat the rangers 3-1 and that put them in a tie. they have erased a 13 deficit, almost unthinkable this come back. if they win they go straight to the division series however if they lose the as are still in the playoffs. but it looks tougher. they have to play a do or die game against either the baltimore orioles or the yankees. last night jonny gomes was asked about how much confidence they have going into this game. >> well, about the same as what we had when we went into the season i am not going to lie to you but just checked another one off the list and that's a great celebration of what we had last night. >> it is another reason for fans to celebrate and they will be staying in oakland for the time-being putting it to 2018. they recently happened the as a five year he can pension and they are reportedly interested. even if they built a ballpark in san jose it would not be ready for another five years. it will be packed and later on season finale will determine the championship. it will begin 12:3
and the oakland a's beat the texas rangers 12-5 and they run the western divisions. they capped one of the greatest nights in baseball history. they were trailing last time by 13 games. >> i don't know why i am emotional about a baseball game but the effort that went into this is so emotional. >>> they are gearing up for the weekend, buster to posey has a title with a 336 average. he is the first national leaguer to win after 30 years. posey is expected to win most valuable player and is expected to go up against cincinnati in at&t park. sal will probably be there or you will be watching somewhere for sure. >> we are talking baseball. >> i know. i want to mention we will talk more about that bart delay coming up. i want to mention the roads and this morning we had traffic on the roads doing well but it doesn't take long and in fact there is less than an hour to go, getting through and no major problems if you are driving on 680, the sunole grade, that looks good, 5:26 let's go to steve. >>> let's of fog out there, the fog is making a strong push and that means 60s and 70s for some,
angels and the texas rangers as the a's hope to clinch that playoff spot. yesterday the angels won in texas. today they battle again and you can watch that game on ktvu at 1:00. >>> all right. let's go over to rosemary who is watching the rising temperatures this morning. hey, rosemary. >> good morning. a calm start out there. temperatures a little cool, and boy is it cloudy. we have clouds widespread this morning. the marine layer right about 1500 feet and we're dealing with fog as well as high pressure builds in. the high pressure will bring us the warm-up, compressing the marine layer. poor visibility in areas like santa rosa as well as the coast. widespread 50s outside our door at this hour. by noontime, we're looking at 60s right along the coastline in san francisco, along the east bay shore, 70s around the bay. mid 70s in santa rosa to upper 70s near concord, and livermore, right about 80 degrees at lunchtime. into the afternoon. there is the red. 90s in the forecast, livermore, antioc, concord, and areas near clear lake for the afternoon. today going to be a warmer day. tomo
butter. at a sold out coliseum yesterday the as beat the rangers 12-5. they won the american league western division. that win on the final day of the regular season capped one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history. at one time the as trailed texas by 13 games. >> i am pretty motion emotional about this. >> that is what it is about. >> the effort that went into this at every level is so -- >> that is him pouring the champagne on the boss' head and smoking his cigar, yeah, he had a good time right there. the as will play the american league central division champs, the tigers. the first two games played in detroit. the first game saturday at 3:00 p.m. and game two on sunday, then the teams come back to oakland to game 3 on tuesday. >> 7:24. it has been a while since the bay area has had two teams in the playoffs, of course, the giants clinched and gearing up for post-season play and buster posey has another reason to celebrate. he has would be the batting title and the first catcher to win it in years, and they expect him to win the mvp which is impressive because of that. a
the d backs. a brutal trip for the a's against the rangers. brandon moss and redick who had his 30th and 31st but texas prevails 9-7. they remain two up on anaheim. however it would be a good time for a's fans to start showing up this weekend. seattle in town. that's the sporting life for a thursday night. that place should be packed. >> i hope so. >> we'll see. >> going down to the wire. thanks mark. >> mark, thanks. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> the news starts at 4:30, they'll be following the breaking news in san francisco where occupy protesters are trying to reoccupy the downtown area. with the beginning of the relationship is that each person has their own sexual timetable that the other person knows nothing about. that's why we need some sort of sexual rule book where it's written down and agreed upon, sexual standard dating procedure. so if there's any problems, you can go, "i'm very sorry, "but we've been out three times, "and according to article seven, "there's got to be some physical contact. "otherwise, i will
. two outs in the 9th hunter hit this gaper against the texas rangers while the ball rolls the angels court tieing lead run. 5-4 in the first game of the doubleheader. the a's are a game and a half out at first base and can be with in a game. >>> good news and bad fort giants. houston street onto the night to try to nail down a pad rewin. pinch hitter, had other ideas, puts one over the fence for his first home run as a giant. then -- reached on the inslide single pence took street deep to the same part of the ballpark. they win. tim was shaky, giving up five runs in six innings of work. >>> a come back for the ages on the final day of ryder cup play. we will be right back. 0!ockÑ?çóxo?Ñ=çñÑñçvxqx?ñññ?óioy . >>> we said last night it would take a collapse by the outs team to fail to win the ryder cup and that's what happened. royy almost didn't make his tee time. he got there 11 minutes before he was supposed to tee off. apparently he doesn't need to warm up. chipping on the 5th hole against bradley. that will work. down to previously undefeated bradley, 2-1. 12 matches i
win the western division if they win the next couple of games against the rangers. but definitely they're going in at least as wild card winners. >> it's awesome, i mean it never gets old. this is why you play the game. the atmosphere, the guys. >> it's an awesome feeling. we're a team. that's our mo from day one and that's the way it's going to continue to be. it's not just one guy that's going to stand out. the starting pitchers and all the other hitters did a great job. that's the way we have to look at it. >> not anything sweeter for giant fans. to eliminate the dodgers, nothing tougher than watching a dodger walk off win if you're a giant's fan. and that latter issue is what came to fruition tonight at dodger stadium. although it started so nicely for san francisco. buster posey deep left got himself an rbi which happens to be his 100th of the year. he was 1-4 in the batting race where he still leads. marco scutero continues to come through. base hit left field. angel pegan with a flagged 2-2. in the bottom of the ninth santiago casilla. and ends up on scutero's glove. they are al
the rangers. that's a major league record. >> just impressed, impressed with everything these guys have done all yearlong. and like i said they're not rookies anymore. they've been through this season. and in this division to come out on top is just so special. >> the end result is a little shocking. we know how good we are, we know what we deserve. we felt we earned this and we took it. >> the 49ers are still the class of the nfc division but arizona won its first four games. the rams, already surpassed their victory from last year. and they sacked kaub nine times. it's the lowest point total for the cardinals since 2004. kaulb took it like a man but that's going to leave a mark. quarterback sam bradford hits given for a 52-yard pick up. >>> utah led 14-0 early but trojans quarterback matt barkley brings it back. ufc wins 38-28 and that's sports as we see it this thursday night. >> a lot of baseball action. can't wait for those baseball play offs. >> we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> ktvu morning team will be working to find more about that chase tonight. they're here beginning at
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